News
Requiesact in Pace: Fr. Francis W. Schoeppe, S.J.

Father Francis W. Schoeppe died Jan. 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif.

Fr. Schoeppe was born in Baltimore, Md., on Nov. 19, 1922. His family moved to San Marino, Calif., when he was young. After graduation from Cathedral High School in Los Angeles and a year at Pasadena Junior College, he entered the Navy and served as a Seabee, including an 18-month stint at Guadalcanal.

After his discharge from the service in 1946, he entered the Jesuit novitiate in Los Gatos, Calif., to study for the priesthood. After his ordination and the completion of his studies, he taught at Ryan Preparatory Seminary in Fresno, Calif., from 1960-68. In 1969, he was named Rector-President of Jesuit High School in Sacramento, Calif.

In 1974, his work took a different turn, and he was assigned to parish ministry, first at St. Francis Xavier in Phoenix, at Blessed Sacrament in Hollywood, Calif., and St. Ignatius Loyola in Sacramento. In 1986 he was named pastor of St. Henry's Church, Brigham City, Utah, where he remained until 2008 when he retired to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in Los Gatos, doing ministry as occasion demanded.

Fr. Schoeppe is survived by nieces Bridget Gjevre of Denver and Barbara Proaño, of Pasadena, Calif.





Recent News

January 4, 2019 — Kent Hickey, President of Seattle Jesuit Preparatory, writes about the important emphasis of Jesus Christ, Church and doctrine in Catholic education.

December 27, 2018 — Prayer to St. Peter Claver and Allies in the Fight for Human Dignity

December 18, 2018

December 11, 2018 — Joseph R Retzel SJ died on Tuesday November 27, 2018 at 10:00am very peacefully in his bed at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.

December 7, 2018

December 6, 2018 — This Advent season, we ask Jesus to light the dark. We pray for that light to inflame us with brighter faith, hope and love.

November 24, 2018 — Most Revered Jaime Soto, Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, ordained Alex A. Llanera, SJ, as Catholic Priest at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Sacramento.

view all news

Search news

Publications

Mission Magazine - Fall 2018

Mission Magazine - Spring 2018

Mission Magazine - Fall 2017


Companions
Fall, 2018

Companions
Summer, 2018

Companions
Fall, 2017


Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra
The Jesuit Retreat Center of the Sierra is an adult, youth, and family retreat center in Applegate, Placer County, California, for nonprofit groups of 20-130 (105 guests overnight; +25 additional beds in summer only).